A new photo reportedly of the Loch Ness monster has surfaced recently on the web. It was taken in November of 2011 on the Loch by a man who has made a career out of searching for the animal, George Edwards.
Mr. Edwards waited to go public with his photo because, “I did not want to mention my sighting until I was sure that I had not photographed a log or something inanimate in the water,” he said. “I have friends in the U.S.A. who have friends in the military.”
These friends analyzed the photo for him and he claims they said he photographed an “animate” object in the water, that is a living thing.
Skeptics claim that most Nessie sightings are actually sturgeon that do live in the Loch. They can grow up to 12 feet long, and are quite formidable looking. Mr. Edwards said his photo rules out the possibility that this was a sturgeon because they have a serrated spine and this object does not.
A few things bother me about this story:
- I’d like to know who these military experts are so I can feel more confident in their credentials.
- Mr. Edwards watched this object for 5-10 minutes – and only took one photo???
- Mr. Edwards runs a Nessie hunting business. That tells me he is probably more than anxious to definitively prove its existence so his business will benefit. Not against businesses here, just thinking he may be too willing to believe what he sees.
- I’m not sure you can tell if the spine is serrated or not. The close up is blurry.
Here are the two photos so you can see and decide for yourselves. The second photo is the close-up of the object.
Here is a photo of a sturgeon.
I think this is more likely to be a sturgeon or something else floating on the lake. I’d love for Nessie to be real, but this “new” photo doesn’t convince me.
What do you think?